“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”― Steve Jobs
The morning is the catalyst for your day. How you begin is how you end. Having a Great Morning is not hard, you just have to change your mindset to fit what you are trying to achieve.
1. Never begin your day rushing
Starting your day rushed and stress will lead into the rest of your day. Set yourself up for success the night before.
2. Do something you love in the morning.
Is it exercising, reading, putting on makeup. Make sure you do something you look forward to, that way you will look forward to waking up.
3. Listen to a program that excites you.
Is it a news program or a T.V. show, a podcast, music?
4. Eat breakfast.
It could be a protein shake, a granola bar, a bagel…. don’t start the day off starving yourself.
5. Connect with nature.
Sit outside for a moment or have a relaxing walk with your dog. Connecting with nature brings serenity and peace. Listen to the quiet before the craziness of the day begins.
6. Realize that stress will always be there, but that doesn’t mean you have to entertain it.
Check your e-mail or social media if it will not affect you negatively. That way you can plan your day accordingly.
7.Plan your day the night before; so, you know what you need to tackle to have a successful day.
8. Wake up to a nice sound.
Remove any hazard sounds that may wake you up. The harsh sound of a traditional alarm clock should be removed.
9. Plan an evening or weekend with loved ones.
Having something to look forward to will always make your day exciting.
10. Remember that it is a mind set.
If you believe that you are going to have a great day, you will. If you are negative about the day, then how can you have a great one? Be thankful for the day that you have.